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Biante Collectors Club Newsletter - 6th September 2006Finishline
This weekend will be round 15 of the Formula 1 World Championship to be held at Monza in Italy. Last years winner was Juan Pablo Montoya. History will not repeat itself this year as Montoya is no longer apart of the Formula 1 Championship.
The current top three standings in the competition are detailed below:
1 Robin Julius 71pts
2 David Byard 60pts
3 Bob Stevenson 51pts
Selections must be entered by 5pm Perth time Friday 8th September 2006. Good Luck.
Muscle Car Masters
The 2nd running of the Australian Muscle Car Masters was held last weekend at Sydney's Eastern Creek raceway. Far better conditions greated fans and owners of some of Australia's most well known and desireable Australian road and racing cars. Legendary drivers and team managers such as Harry Firth, Allan Moffat, Fred Gibson, Leo Geoghegan, John French, John Sheppard, Steve Masterton, along with many others. Watching John Goss fire the big Jag into turn 1 chasing his old friend Kevin Bartlett in the Channel 9 Camaro with the Ford GTHO Super Falcon on their tail was a fantastic sight. Other cars of note that attended were the 1986 Chickadee VK Commodore which claimed 1st place at Bathurst (watched over by it's owner and driver Graeme Bailey), 1992 Bathurst winning Gibson Motorsport R23 Skyline GTR along with it's GIO stablemate, Bob Muir's Army Reserve XD Falcon as well as two of Peter Janson's VH Commodore's. The Club display was also very well attended with representation from the HDT club, GT Club, even the Leyland Owners Club which included a beautifully presented and extremely rare Leyland Force 7V. Even the HSV HRT 427 Coupe was on show with appropriate 'THE 427' custom numberplates.
All fans of motorsport of all era's would be sure to find something at the event that would be of interest to them so if you have a chance to attend next year please make sure you get along, you never know what might turn up!
Diecast Downunder Magazine - Edition 12
Advance orders will be closing shortly for the next issue of Diecast Downunder so be sure to get your order in as quickly as possible if you have not already. Orders will close 7am Perth time Wednesday 13th September 2006. Product code DDU12.
This Weeks Releases
The next release in our Australian models program will be the 1985 ATCC winning BMW 635CSi driven by Jim Richards. This model is produced with the full permission and approval of Jim and is supplied with an individually signed certificate and flyer outlining the history behind this fantastic looking car. Quantities for this model have been limited to ONLY 1,300 pieces in total and is expected to sell very quickly. Be sure to be on site at 2pm Perth time on Wednesday the 6th of September to place your order. Product Code A88548.
Along with the Richards BMW Biante are now able to release the 2nd model in our Biante Racing Legends collection. The Brock/Perkins Porsche 956 that the two drivers raced under the Team Australia banner at the famouns Lemans 24hour race is sure to add another facet to a collection of 'Australian models'. This model will be made avialable at the same time as the Richards BMW. Product code BL68434.
No advance orders will be accepted for these items.
As detailed in last weeks newsletter we will also be releasing items from IXO, Spark, Red Line, and Bizarre. We have provided a detailed list of what will be released below.
Red Line Models
24RL002 - 1:24 FERRARI F2005 Michael Schumacher (2005)
CLC066 - 1:43 DODGE DART
CLC067 - 1:43 ISO ISETTA - White & Orange (1954)
CLC086 - 1:43 MASERATI MERAK SS (Red) (1972)
CLC099 - 1:43 FORD VEDETTE - Brown (1954)
CLC120 - 1:43 AUSTIN MINI British Pavilion Show Car (1967)
FER021 - 1:43 FERRARI MONDIAL Cabriolet - Red (1983)
GTM025 - 1:43 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 Brabham / Turner / Ortelli - SEBRING 12hr (2005)
GTM026 - 1:43 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 Kox / Lamy / Sarrazin - SEBRING 12hr (2005)
LM1949 - 1:43 FERRARI 166 MM LeMans 24hr - Chinetti / Lord Selsdon (1949)
LMM079 - 1:43 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 Kox / Lamy / Enge - LeMANS 24hr (2005)
LMM080 - 1:43 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 Brabham / Turner / Sarrazin - LeMANS 24hr (2005)
LMM081 - 1:43 FERRARI 575 MARANELLO GTC 2004 LeMans 24hr - Bosch / Sullivan / Biagi (2004)
RAC048 - 1:43 LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE 16V Rally Monte Carlo - Aurio / Occelli (1990)
RAC058 - 1:43 VOLVO PV544 1965 East African Safari - Singh / Singh (1965)
RAM187 - 1:43 SUBARU IMPREZA 2005 WRC Rally New Zealand - Atkinson / Macneall (2005)
RAM193 - 1:43 MITSUBISH LANCER WRC - Rally Italia - Galli / D'Amore (2005)
RAM200 - 1:43 CITROEN XSARA WRC Rally Argentina - Duval / Smeets (2005)
RAM201 - 1:43 PEUGEOT 307 WRC 2005 RALLY ARGENTINA - Martin / Park (2005)
RAM202 - 1:43 PEUGEOT 307 WRC - Rally Findland - Gronholm / Rautianen (2005)
RAM210 - 1:43 CITROEN XSARA WRC Loeb / Elena - Rallye Monte-Carlo (2006)
PRO4305SBR - 1:43 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 SILVERSTONE & SEBRING TWIN SET (2005)
S0055 - 1:43 DOME S101-JUDD Lammers / Dyson / Kaneishi - LeMANS 24hr (2004)
S0056 - 1:43 DOME S101-JUDD Firman / Coronel / Wilson - LeMANS 24hr (2004)
S02402 - 1:24 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 Kox / Lamy / Enge - LeMANS 24hr (2005)
S02403 - 1:24 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 Brabham / Sarrazin / Turner - LeMANS 24hr (2005)
S0250 - 1:43 LOTUS 23 B - Green (1963)
S0324 - 1:43 KREMER K8-PORSCHE 1997 LeMans 24hr - Lavaggi / Maury-Laribiere / Chauvin
S0388 - 1:43 BIZZARINI P538 LeMans 24hr - Posey / Natili (1966)
S0410 - 1:43 BMW 320i WTCC Show Car (2006)
S0445 - 1:43 LOTUS ESPRIT S300 Thyrring / Terada / Hardman - LeMANS 24hr (1993)
S0510 - 1:43 TRIUMPH TR4 A IRS - Beige (1965)
S0511 - 1:43 TRIUMPH TR4 A IRS (1965)
S0533 - 1:43 DE TOMASO Pantera GT5 - WHITE (1981)
S0632 - 1:43 LISTER STORM GTL Lees / Reid / Needell - LeMANS 24hr (1996)
S0801 - 1:43 AUSTIN HEALEY 100 BN1 (1953)
S0802 - 1:43 AUSTIN HEALEY 100 BN2 (1955)
S0805 - 1:43 AUSTIN HEALEY 100S Macklin / Leston - LeMANS 24hr (1955)
S0857 - 1:43 CHEVROLET SSR - Blue metallic (2005)
S0858 - 1:43 CHEVROLET SSR - Yellow (2005)
S0933 - 1:43 PORSCHE 911  GT3 RSR Lieb / Rockenfeller - FIA GT (2005)
S0937 - 1:43 PORSCHE 962 C Hobbs / Theys / Konrad - LeMANS 24hr (1988)
S0938 - 1:43 PORSCHE 962 C Winter / Jelinski / Dickens - LeMANS 24hr (1988)
SBZ197 - 1:43 WM P79/80 PEUGEOT 1981 LeMans - MORIN / MATHIOT / MENDEZ
SBZ198 - 1:43 WM P79/80 PEUGEOT 1981 LeMans - FREQUELIN / DORCHY / MATHIOT
SBZ308 - 1:43 MATRA DJET Rallye Monte-Carlo - Pescarolo / Jaussaud (1966)
SBZ309 - 1:43 MATRA DJET 1966 Rallye Monte-Carlo - Servoz-Gavin / Leguelec (1966)
All the above listed models will be made available for purchase on the website from 2pm Perth time Wednesday 6th September 2006.
Next Weeks Releases
Next week Biante will be release the 1:18 version of the PORSCHE 956 Brock / Perkins - LeMANS 24hr (1984). This car is apart of the Peter Brock collection. Product Code 183 846934.
Along with this will be the release of more items from Minichamps, Sun Star and Vitesse Models. A full list of these items will be included in next weeks newsletter. All these items will be available from 2pm Perth time Wednesday 13th September 2006.